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Approved: 26 Feb 2001

3.1 Level: K-3 Standard #1 Technology Core Basics


Understands and applies basic technology concepts.
Benchmarks (Grades K-3):
3.1.1 Recognizes computer terms and utilizes terminology previously introduced
3.1.2 Uses computer equipment appropriately
3.1.3 Performs computer operations (e.g. save and retrieve documents, navigate documents, use icons and toolbars)
3.1.4 Acknowledges and understands the impact of technology on social, ethical, and human issues
3.1.5 Uses correct keyboarding technique and improves keyboarding skills

Learning Objectives
K 1 2 3
1.b Recognizes the meaning of 1.a Utilizes terminology 1.a. Utilizes terminology 1.a Utilizes terminology
the following terms: previously introduced: previously introduced: previously introduced.
Headphones, Mouse Headphones, Mouse Menu bar, Pop up/pull down Menu bar, Pop up/pull down
2.a Treats computer equipment 1.b Recognizes the meaning of menu, Desktop, File, menu, Desktop, File,
appropriately the following terms: Window, Scroll, Trash, Window, Scroll, Trash,
Menu bar, Pop up/pull down Cursor, Text, Font, Style, Cursor, Text, Font, Style,
3.a Uses Icons/Buttons Size, Network, Server, Size, Network, Server,
3.b Navigates through software menu, Desktop, File,
Window, Scroll, Trash, Password, Hard Drive, Password, Hard Drive,
4.a Develops respectful and Cursor, Text, Font, Style, Headphones, Mouse Headphones, Mouse,
responsible behavior when Size, Network, Server, 1.b Recognizes the meaning of Shutdown, Load
using computer systems Password, Hard Drive the following terms: 1.b Recognizes the meaning of
5.a Demonstrates correct 2.a Treats computer equipment Shutdown, Load the following terms:
posture appropriately 2.a Treats computer equipment CPU, Database, Multimedia,
appropriately Input, Output, Spreadsheet,
3.a Uses Icons/Buttons Server, Internet, E-mail
3.b Navigates through software 3.a Uses Icons/Buttons
2.a Treats computer equipment
4.a Develops respectful and 3.b Navigates through software
appropriately
responsible behavior when 3.c Saves and retrieves
3.a Uses icons, buttons and
using computer systems documents from
menu bars to command
5.a Demonstrates correct desktop/disk/server with
computers to perform
posture direction
certain operations
5.b Uses both hands to type 3.b Navigates through software
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K 1 2 3
5.c Identifies home row keys 4.a Develops respectful and 3.c Saves and retrieves
responsible behavior when documents from
using computer systems desktop/disk/server with
5.a Demonstrates correct direction
posture 3.d Uses network and file
5.b Uses both hands to type management skills with
5.c Identifies home row keys direction (opens/closes a
and begin to use home row folder, creates new folders)
key placement 4.a Develops respectful and
5.e Identifies keys that require responsible behavior when
a reach using computer systems
4.b Discusses current social
and human issues with
regard to technology
4.c Introduced to copyright
ethics and software
licensing
4.d Introduced to appropriate
file and internet etiquette
5.a Demonstrates correct
posture
5.b Uses both hands to type
5.c Identifies home row keys
use home row key
placement
5.e Identifies keys that require
a reach and use correct
fingers on these keys
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3.2 Level: K-3 Standard #2 Application Skills


Understands and performs basic computer applications.
Benchmarks (Grades K-3):
3.1.1 Uses word processing software to create, edit, save and print a document
3.1.2 Creates a multi-media presentation
3.1.3 Creates a published project with a computer
3.1.4 Observes the use of and accesses web sites

Learning Objectives
K 1 2 3
1 N/A 1.a Types name independently, 1.a Types name and sentences 1.a Types name and sentences
2 N/A and simple sentences with independently independently, and
3 N/A direction 1.b Uses the following keys: paragraphs with assistance
4 N/A 1.b Uses the following keys: space, shift, return, delete, 1.b Uses the following keys:
space, shift, return, delete, arrow keys space, shift, return, delete,
arrow keys 1.c Selects text with mouse or capital lock, arrow keys, tab
1.c Selects text with mouse or arrow keys 1.c Selects text with mouse or
arrow keys 1.d Changes font, style, and arrow keys
2 N/A size with direction 1.d Changes font, style and size
3 N/A 1.f Formats characters (bold, 1.e Formats characters (bold,
4 N/A underline, italics) with underline, italics, bullets,
direction alignment, numbering)
2.a Observes a teacher created with direction
multimedia presentation 1.f Uses editing tools. (Select,
3 N/A delete, size, highlight, font,
4.a Observes teacher style, spell check) with
demonstration of internet direction
use 1.g Imports graphics to
document and use word
wrap with graphics with
direction
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K 1 2 3
1.h Uses paint/drawing tools
with direction
2.a Creates a simple
presentation including text,
background, and graphics
3.a Creates a flyer or card
using text, graphics, and
backgrounds
3.b Accesses and manipulates
graphics with direction
3.c Accesses and manipulates
text boxes with direction
4.a Opens internet with
direction
4.b Accesses a pre-made
bookmark with direction
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6.1 Level: 4-6 Standard #1 Technology Core Basics


Defines, explains, and uses basic Technology concepts.
Benchmarks (Grades 4-6):
6.1.1 Recognizes, understands, and utilizes computer terms
6.1.2 Appropriately uses and maintains technology equipment
6.1.3 Performs computer operations (e.g. clipboard usage, file management)
6.1.4 Investigates the impact of technology on social, ethical and human issues
6.1.5 Demonstrates correct keyboarding technique and improves keyboarding skills
Learning Objectives
4 5 6
1.a. Utilizes and understands terminology 1.a. Utilizes and understands terminology 1.a. Utilizes and understands terminology
previously introduced: previously introduced: previously introduced:
Menu bar, Pop up/pull down menu, Menu bar, Pop up/pull down menu, Menu bar, Pop up/pull down menu,
Desktop, File, Window, Scroll, Trash, Desktop, File, Window, Scroll, Trash, Desktop, File, Window, Scroll, Trash,
Cursor, Text, Font, Style, Size, Network, Cursor, Text, Font, Style, Size, Cursor, Text, Font, Style, Size, Network,
Server, Password, Hard Drive, Network, Server, Password, Hard Server, Password, Hard Drive, Headphones,
Headphones, Mouse, Shutdown, Load, Drive, Headphones, Mouse, Shutdown, Mouse, Shutdown, Load, CPU, Database,
CPU, Database, Multimedia, Input, Output, Load, CPU, Database, Multimedia, Multimedia, Input, Output, Spreadsheet,
Spreadsheet, Server, Internet, E-mail Input, Output, Spreadsheet, Server, Server, Internet, E-mail, Monitor/Screen,
1.b Recognize the meaning of the following Internet, E-mail, Monitor/Screen, Keyboard, CD Rom drive, Mouse, Printer,
terms: Keyboard, CD Rom drive, Mouse, Click, Double-Click, Open/Close, Drag,
Monitor/Screen, Keyboard, CD Rom drive, Printer, Click, Double-Click, Floppy disk, Floppy disk drive, Zip disk,
Mouse, Printer, Click, Double-Click, Open/Close, Drag, Floppy disk, Floppy Zip drive, Internet Terms (Browser, Search,
Open/Close, Drag, Floppy disk, Floppy disk drive, Zip disk, Zip drive, Internet Search Engine, Back, Reload, www/web
disk drive, Zip disk, Zip drive, Internet Terms (Browser, Search, Search site, Bookmark, Address), CPU, Database,
Terms (Browser, Search, Search Engine, Engine, Back, Reload, www/web site, Multimedia, Input, Output, Modem,
Back, Reload, www/web site, Bookmark, Bookmark, Address), CPU, Database, Spreadsheet Terms (cell, row, column)
Multimedia, Input, Output, Modem, Keyboard commands (short cuts, cut, copy,
Address), CPU, Database, Multimedia,
Spreadsheet Terms (cell, row, column) paste, clipboard) , Desktop, Icons,
Input, Output, Modem, Spreadsheet Terms Keyboard commands (short cuts, cut, Toolbars, Files, Folders, Pixel, Digitize,
(cell, row, column) Keyboard commands copy, paste, clipboard), Desktop, Icons, Digital, Chooser, URL/http, Download,
(short cuts, cut, copy, paste, clipboard), Toolbars, Files, Folders html, Scanner, gif, pict, jpeg, Import, Export
Desktop, Icons, Toolbars, Files, Folders
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2.a Uses and maintains computer and 1.b Recognizes the meaning of the 1.b Recognizes the meaning of the
coordinating equipment following terms: following terms:
2.b Introduced to the use of a digital camera Pixel, Digitize, Digital, Chooser, Memory (ROM, RAM), Peripheral, Image
and scanner URL/http, Download, html, Scanner, gif, format, Translators
pict, jpeg, Import, Export 2.a Uses and maintains computer and
3.a Navigates through software using icons
2.a Uses and maintains computer and coordinating equipment
and toolbars
coordinating equipment 2.b Introduced to the use of a digital
3.b Saves and retrieves documents from
2.b Introduced to the use of a digital camera and scanner
desktop/disk/server independently
camera and scanner 3.a Navigates through software using
3.c Performs network and file management
3.a Navigates through software using icons and toolbars
with assistance (e.g. create, save and
icons and toolbars 3.b Uses menu bar submenus to perform
delete files, create folders, rename
3.b Uses menu bar submenus to perform tasks independently
documents, etc.)
tasks with assistance 3.c Saves, retrieves documents from
4.a Demonstrates respectful and responsible
3.c Saves and retrieves documents from desktop/disk/server independently
behavior when using computer systems
desktop/disk/server independently 3.d Cuts, copies, and pastes independently
4.b Discusses current social and human
3.d Cuts, copies, and pastes with 3.e Performs network and file
issues with regard to technology
assistance management with assistance (creates,
4.c Discusses copyright ethics and software
3.e Performs network and file saves, and deletes files, creates
licensing
management with assistance (creates, folders, renames documents, etc.)
4.d Discusses appropriate file and internet
saves, and delete files, creates folders, 3.f Uses multi-tasking skills
etiquette
renames documents, etc.) independently
5.a Demonstrates correct posture, finger
3.f Uses multi-tasking skills with 3.g Uses keyboard commands to navigate
placement and hand positioning
assistance through a document with assistance
5.b Identifies home row keys and use home
4.a Demonstrates respectful and 4.a Demonstrates respectful and
row key placement
responsible behavior when using responsible behavior when using
5.c Identifies keys that require a reach, and
computer systems computer systems
use correct fingers on these keys
4.b Discusses current social and human 4.b Explains current social and human
5.d Types 8-10 awpm (adjusted words per
issues with regard to technology issues with regard to technology
minute)
4.c Discusses copyright ethics and 4.c Explains copyright ethics and software
software licensing licensing
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4.d Discusses appropriate file and internet 4.d Explains appropriate file and internet
etiquette etiquette
5.a Demonstrates correct posture, finger 5.a Demonstrates correct posture, finger
placement, hand positioning placement, hand positioning
5.b Identifies home row keys, uses home 5.b Identifies home row keys, uses home
row key placement; identifies keys row key placement; identifies keys
that require a reach and uses correct that require a reach and uses correct
fingers on these keys fingers on these keys
5.c Introduced to grouping of letters 5.c Introduced to grouping of words
5.d Types 10-15 awpm (adjusted words 5.d Types 15-20 awpm (adjusted words
per minute) per minute)
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6.2 Level: 4-6 Standard #2 Application Skills


Understands and performs basic computer applications.
Benchmarks (Grades 4-6):
6.1.1 Uses word processing software to create, edit, save and print a document
6.1.2 Creates and uses a spreadsheet to solve problems and display data
6.1.3 Experiences an introduction to database
6.1.4 Utilizes presentation software to create multimedia presentations
6.1.5 Uses the computer to design cards, posters, pamphlets, brochures and other publications
6.1.6 Utilizes the Internet as a tool to access and share information
Learning Objectives
4 5 6
1.a Uses paint/drawing tools 1.a Uses paint/drawing tools 1.a Uses paint/drawing tools
1.b Types name, sentences, and paragraphs 1.b Types name, sentences, paragraphs and 1.b Types name, sentences, paragraphs,
independently, and reports with reports and reports
assistance 1.c Uses the following keys: 1.c Uses the following keys:
1.c Uses the following keys: space, shift, return, delete, capital space, shift, return, delete, capital
space, shift, return, delete, capital lock, arrow keys, tab, home, end, lock, arrow keys, tab, home, end,
lock, arrow keys, tab, home, end, key shortcuts key shortcuts
key shortcuts 1.d Selects text with mouse or arrow keys 1.d Selects text with mouse or arrow keys
1.d Selects text with mouse or arrow keys and uses clipboard functions and uses clipboard functions
and uses clipboard functions 1.e Changes font, style, and size 1.e Changes font, style, and size
1.e Changes font, styles, and size 1.f Formats characters (bold, underline, 1.f Formats characters (bold, underline,
1.f Formats characters (bold, underline, italics, alignment, bullets, numbering, italics, alignment, bullets, numbering,
italics, alignment, bullets, numbering, indents, etc.) indents, etc.)
indents, etc.) 1.g Uses editing tools independently 1.g Uses editing tools independently
1.g Uses editing tools (select, delete, size, (select, delete, size, highlight, font, (select, delete, size, highlight, font,
highlight, font, style, spell check) style, spell check, thesaurus, page set style, spell check, thesaurus, page set
independently, (thesaurus, page set up, page view) up, page view)
up, page view) with assistance 1.h Imports graphics to a document and 1.h Imports graphics to a document and
uses word wrap with graphics use word wrap with graphics
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1.h Imports graphics to a document and 1.i Improves typing skills 1.i Improves typing skills
uses word wrap with graphics 1.j Creates headers and footers with 1.j Creates headers and footers
1.i Improves typing skills direction independently
2 N/A 1.k Uses correct letter formats with 1.k Uses correct letter and memo formats
3 N/A assistance (Personal Business Letter with assistance (Personal Business
4.a Creates a presentation including text, Block and Personal Business Letter Letter Block and Personal Business
background, graphics Modified Block) Letter Modified Block)
5.a Creates a flyer, poster or card using 2.a Inputs data in appropriate cells with 2.a Inputs data in appropriate cells
text, graphics, and background assistance 2.b Creates graphs from data
5.b Accesses and manipulates graphics 2.b Creates graphs from data with 2.c Uses formulas with numerical data
5.c Accesses and manipulates text boxes assistance with assistance
6.a Opens the internet with direction 3 N/A 2.d Solves problems by utilizing a
6.b Accesses pre-made bookmarks, adds 4.a Creates a presentation including text, spreadsheet with assistance
and uses bookmarks with direction background, graphics, sound, and 3.a Introduced to databases
6.c Searches using single word topics transitions 4.a Creates a presentation including text,
5.a Creates posters, cards, banners, and/or background, graphics, sound and
pamphlets using text, graphics, and transitions
background 4.b Incorporates scanned and digitized
5.b Accesses and manipulates graphics images in a presentation
5.c Accesses and manipulates text boxes 4.c Inserts charts and tables in a
5.d Creates a published product presentation
containing text and graphics utilizing 5.a Creates posters, cards, banners, and/or
a drawing and/or painting application pamphlets using text, graphics, and
6.a Opens the internet with direction background
6.b Accesses pre-made bookmarks, adds 5.b Accesses and manipulates graphics
and uses bookmarks with direction 5.c Accesses and manipulates text boxes
6.c Searches for information using search 5.d Creates a published product
techniques containing text and graphics utilizing
6.d Accesses web sites using specific a drawing and/or painting application
address (http)
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6.e Uses information from internet on 6.a Opens the internet with direction
reports or presentations 6.b Accesses pre-made bookmarks, adds
6.f Saves graphics and text into student and uses bookmarks with direction
file 6.c Searches for information using search
techniques and strategies
6.d Accesses web sites using specific
address (http)
6.e Uses information from internet on
reports or presentation
6.f Saves graphics and text into student
files
6.g Copies graphics from the Internet and
pastes into word processing program
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9.1 Level: 7-9 Standard #1 Technology Core Basics


Defines, explains, and uses basic Technology concepts.
Benchmarks (Grades 7-9):
7.1.1 Improves keyboarding speed and accuracy and consistently uses proper keyboarding technique
7.1.2 Recognizes, understands, and explains the meaning of computer terms
7.1.3 Performs computer operations
7.1.4 Perform basic word processing, spreadsheet, presentation (PowerPoint), and internet operations
Learning Objectives
7 or 8 Required 8 Elective 9 Electives
1.a Uses correct posture, finger placement, Business Computer Applications— Business Computer Applications—State
and hand positioning State Curriculum Curriculum
1.b Identifies keys that require a reach, and
uses correct fingers on these keys Introduction To TST (High School)—
1.c Expands to longer groupings of words State Curriculum
1.d Types 25-30 wpm
2.a Utilizes and understands terminology
previously introduced:
Monitor/Screen, Keyboard, CD Rom drive,
Mouse, Printer, Click, Double-Click,
Open/Close, Drag, Floppy disk, Floppy disk
drive, Zip disk, Zip drive, Menu bar, Pop
up/pull down menu, Desktop, file, Window,
Scroll, Trash, Internet, E-mail, Cursor, Text,
font, Style, Size, Network, Server, Shutdown,
Load, Hard drive, Internet Terms (Back,
Search, Reload, www/web site, Bookmark,
Address), CPU, Database, Multimedia,
Input, Output, Modem, Spreadsheet, Server,
Internet, E-mail, Pixel, Digitize, Digital,
Browser, Search Engine, Bookmark,
Spreadsheet terms, Keyboard commands
(short cuts), Chooser, URL/http, Download,
html, Scanner, gif, pict, jpeg, import, export,
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7 or 8 Required 8 Elective 9 Electives


Password, Database, Write-able CD,
Desktop, Icons, Toolbars, Files, Folders
2.b Researches and recognizes new
computer terms
3.a Navigates through software using icons
and toolbars
3.b Uses menu bar submenus to perform
tasks independently
3.c Saves and retrieves documents from
desktop/disk/server independently
3.d Cuts, copies and pastes with assistance
3.e Performs network and file management
(create, save, move, delete files)
3.f Uses multi-tasking skills independently
3.g Uses key shortcuts (save, print, copy,
etc.)
3.h Boots up and shuts down
4.a In a word processing program is able to
edit and format text, paragraphs, and
documents
4.b Creates and manipulates spreadsheets
4.c Uses basic formulas in spreadsheets,
and examines results of changing
variables in spreadsheets
4.d Creates a presentation including text,
background, graphics, sound, and
transitions
4.e Performs basic internet functions
4.f Uses the internet in an ethical manner